UFC Fight Night Brooklyn Results: Champion vs. Champion Main Event, Plus Greg Hardy Makes His UFC Debut

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Main Card (10pm EST., ESPN+)

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UFC Flyweight Championship
Henry Cejudo def. TJ Dillashaw by TKO via strikes (0:32, R1) to retain the title

Allen Crowder def. Greg Hardy by DQ via illegal knee strike (2:28, R2)

#15 Gregor Gillespie def. Yancy Medeiros by TKO via strikes (4:59, R2)

#2 Joseph Benavidez def. #8 Dustin Ortiz by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Paige VanZant def. Rachael Ostovich by submission via arm bar (1:50, R2)

#12 Glover Teixeira def. Karl Roberson by submission via arm triangle choke (3:21, R1)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., ESPN)

#13 (WW) Donald Cerrone def. #11 Alexander Hernandez by TKO via strikes (3:43, R2)

#10 Joanne Calderwood def, Ariane Lipski by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Alonzo Menifeld def. Vinicius Moreira by TKO via strikes (3:56, R1)

Cory Sandhagen def. Mario Bautista by submission via arm bar (3:31, R1)

Preliminary Card (6pm EST., ESPN+)

Dennis Bermudez def. Te Edwards by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Geoff Neal def. Belal Muhammad by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Chance Rencountre def. Kyle Stewart by submission via rear naked choke (2:25, R1)


Kyle Stewart vs. Chance Rencountre

Round One: The round begins with Rencountre immediately popping Stewart with lefts, Stewart accidentally nails Rencountre low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Rencountre attacking Stewart with some leg kicks, Rencountre scores a takedown on Stewart and Stewart gets right back up. Rencountre keeps Stewart near the cage wall while landing a few strikes, Rencountre drags Stewart back to the ground while maintaining back control. Stewart gets to a knee while eating strikes from Rencountre, Rencountre catches Stewart in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Chance Rencountre def. Kyle Stewart by submission via rear naked choke (2:25, R1)

Belal Muhammad vs. Geoff Neal

Round One: The round begins with Neal attacking Muhammad with a short left, Muhammad also attacks Neal with a two punch combo. Muhammad also goes after Neal by landing some leg kicks, Neal grabs Muhammad and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Neal kicks Muhammad in the midsection, Neal nails Muhammad with some leg kicks of his own. Muhammad goes for the takedown and he nails Neal with a right after failing to get it, Muhammad and Neal exchange some punching combinations. Neal gets Muhammad against the cage wall after landing a knee strike to the midsection, the fighters separate and Neal attempts a head kick against Muhammad. Neal then hits Muhammad with a two punch combination, Muhammad goes for a few flying knee strikes against Neal. Neal gets Muhammad against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Neal

Round Two: The round begins with Neal instantly nailing Muhammad with a right, Neal then cracks Muhammad with a left. Muhammad responds by kicking Neal in the midsection, Neal then cracks Muhammad with a multiple punch combination. Muhammad eats a left before hitting Neal with a counter right, Neal then nails a swinging Muhammad with a counter straight left. Muhammad scores a takedown and Neal gets right back up, Muhammad then hits Neal with a kick to the midsection. Muhammad backs up Neal after landing a two punch combination, Neal again cracks a swinging Muhammad with a counter left hook. Muhammad starts attacking the midsection of Neal with strikes, Muhammad stuns Neal with a left hook to the midsection. Neal nails a kicking Muhammad with a counter left, Muhammad goes for another takedown and Neal stuffs it. Neal then cracks Muhammad with a two punch combination, Muhammad lands a leg kick followed by a right to the midsection. Neal levels Muhammad with a combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Neal (Overall Score: 20-18 for Neal)

Round Three: The round begins with Neal taking a few swings at Muhammad, Muhammad starts going after Neal with leg kicks. Neal backs up Muhammad while throwing a combination, Muhammad starts hunting for some takedowns against Neal. Muhammad also looks for a head kick and Neal blocks it, Muhammad catches Neal with a left to the midsection. Neal drops Muhammad with a two punch combination and he pounces on him with more strikes on the ground, Muhammad scrambles to his feet and he separates from Neal. Muhammad then cracks Neal with a kick to the midsection, Neal attacks Muhammad with a head kick followed by a left. Muhammad comes forward and he takes a few swings at Neal, Neal drops Muhammad with a head kick and he allows him to stand up. Muhammad and Neal come forward and swing away at each other, Muhammad backs up Neal with attempting a leaping knee strike, Neal attacks Muhammad with a left as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Neal (Final Score: 30-27 for Neal)

Official Result: Geoff Neal def. Belal Muhammad by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Dennis Bermudez vs. Te Edwards

Round One: The round begins with Bermudez peppering Edwards with some lefts, Bermudez attacks a backing Edwards with some leg kicks. Bermudez backs Edwards into the cage wall after exchanging more strikes, Edwards attempts a head kick as the fighters separate. Edwards attempts a second head kick followed by a punching combo against Bermudez, Edwards briefly drops Bermudez with a combination. Edwards nails Bermudez with a knee strike after avoiding more takedown attempts, Bermudez backs Edwards into the cage wall while landing a few knee strikes. Bermudez backs Edwards up while attacking him with combinations, Bermudez continuously hunts for takedowns against Edwards. Bermudez eventually scores a takedown on Edwards and he gets the half guard, Bermudez attacks Edwards with elbow strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Edwards

Round Two: The round begins with Bermudez attacking Edwards with a kick to the midsection, Bermudez scores a takedown on Edwards and he gets the half guard. Bermudez gains side control against Edwards, Bermudez starts going to the kimura and he eventually gives up the submission attempt. Edwards starts trying to get up and he does while swinging away at Bermudez, Bermudez attacks Edwards with leg kicks. Bermudez scores another takedown on Edwards and he gets the half guard, Bermudez attacks Edwards with some ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bermudez (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Edwards attacking Bermudez with leg kicks, Bermudez hits Edwards with a front kick to the midsection. Bermudez charges forward and takes a few swings at Edwards, Edwards nails an incoming Bermudez with a counter right. Bermudez scores a takedown on Edwards and he gets back control, Bermudez catches Edwards in an arm in guillotine choke and Bermudez releases it after a short scramble. Bermudez transitions to the full mount against Edwards while landing ground and pound, Bermudez sets up for an arm bar and Edwards scrambles to his feet. Bermudez scores a takedown on a swinging Edwards and he gets the open guard, Edwards gets free and he pummels Bermudez with a few rights as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bermudez (Final Score: 29-28 for Bermudez)

Official Result: Dennis Bermudez def. Te Edwards by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

After the fight, an emotional Dennis Bermudez takes off his gloves and announces his retirement from professional MMA. 

Cory Sandhagen vs. Mario Bautista

Round One: The round begins with Sandhagen attacking Bautista with a high kick, Sandhagen comes forward and attacks Bautista with leg kicks. Bautista responds by kicking Sandhagen in the midsection, Bautista cracks a kicking Sandhagen with a few rights. Bautista goes for a high kick and Sandhagen blocks it, Bautista cracks Sandhagen with some leg kicks of his own. Sandhagen drops Bautista with a flying knee strike and he gets top position on the ground, Bautista gets up while holding onto Sandhagen. Bautista scores a takedown and Sandhagen gets right back up, Bautista scores another takedown and Sandhagen catches him in an inverted triangle choke. Bautista escapes and Sandhagen rolls for an arm bar to force a tap out.

Official Result: Cory Sandhagen def. Mario Bautista by submission via arm bar (3:31, R1)

Alonzo Menifeld vs. Vinicius Moreira

Round One: The round begins with Menifeld quickly dropping Moreira with a combination and he pounces on him with more strikes, Moreira eventually gets back to his feet. Moreira starts attacking Menifeld with some leg kicks, Menifeld comes forward to crack Moreira with a two punch combination. Menifeld continues coming forward and attacking Moreira with combinations, Moreira attempts a flying knee strike against Menifeld. Moreira grabs a swinging Menifeld and gets him against the cage wall, Moreira attacks Menifeld with knee strikes to the midsection. Menifeld avoids the takedown from Moreira while looking for a standing choke, the fighters separate and Menifeld drops a kicking Moreira with a counter right and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Alonzo Menifeld def. Vinicius Moreira by TKO via strikes (3:56, R1)

#10 Joanne Calderwood vs. Ariane Lipski

Round One: The round begins with Lipski taking a few swings at Calderwood, Lipski quickly attacks Calderwood with a multiple punch combination. Calderwood tries getting Lipski against the cage wall and Lipski spins her into it, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Calderwood gets Lipski back against the cage wall before scoring a takedown, Calderwood starts attacking Lipski with some ground and pound. Calderwood transitions to back control against Lipski, Calderwood regains the half guard while nailing Lipski with a few strikes. Calderwood goes for an arm triangle choke and Lipski escapes, Calderwood regains back control against Lipski. Calderwood rolls for an arm bar and Lipski defends as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Calderwood

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Calderwood attempts a few high kicks against Lipski. Lipski cracks Calderwood with a counter right and a kick to the midsection, Lipski attacks Calderwood with leg kicks after eating a front kick. Calderwood attacks Lipski with a knee strike after eating a three punch combination, Calderwood then cracks Lipski with a straight right. Calderwood looks for a takedown and Lipski nails her with a knee strike, Lipski nails Calderwood with a kick to the midsection. Calderwood uses the front kick to keep Lipski at a distance, Calderwood and Lipski attack each other with two punch combinations. Calderwood cracks a swinging Lipski with a counter left, the fighters clinch and exchange some strikes. Calderwood backs Lipski into the cage wall while eating a few knee strikes, the fighters separate and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Calderwood (Overall Score: 20-18 for Calderwood)

Round Three: The round begins with Calderwood attacking Lipski with a variety of kicks, Calderwood and Lipski exchange some punching combinations. Calderwood nails Lipski with a kick to the midsection, Calderwood then cracks Lipski with a few rights to the face. Calderwood then cracks an incoming Lipski with an overhand right, Calderwood cracks Lipski with a spinning back elbow strike. Calderwood grabs Lipski and attacks her with multiple knee strikes, Lipski scores a takedown on Calderwood and she gets side control. Calderwood quickly gets Lipski in her full guard, Calderwood rolls for an arm bar and Lipski escapes to keep top position. Calderwood rolls for another arm bar as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Calderwood (Final Score: 30-27 for Calderwood)

Official Result: #10 Joanne Calderwood def, Ariane Lipski by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

#11 Alexander Hernandez vs. #13 (WW) Donald Cerrone

Round One: The round begins with Hernandez attacking Cerrone with a right before eating a combination, Cerrone briefly drops Hernandez with a head kick. Cerrone scores a takedown on Hernandez and he gets the open guard after a scramble, Hernandez scrambles to get the fight standing again. Hernandez backs Cerrone into the cage wall while landing a few strikes, Cerrone pops Hernandez with a right after separating. Hernandez then hits Cerrone with a right to the midsection, Hernandez then cracks Cerrone with a two punch combination. Hernandez lands an uppercut before eating a two punch combo from Cerrone, Cerrone attacks Hernandez with a head kick. The fighters clinch and exchange knee strikes, Cerrone nails Hernandez with a knee strike followed by a punching combination. Cerrone charges at Hernandez while landing another combination, Cerrone eats a few strikes before swinging away at Hernandez. Cerrone attacks Hernandez with a head kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cerrone

Round Two: The round begins with Hernandez coming forward and swinging away at Cerrone, Hernandez grabs Cerrone and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Cerrone attacks Hernandez with some leg kicks, Cerrone comes forward and swings away at Hernandez. Hernandez cracks Cerrone with a kick to the midsection, Cerrone comes forward and he nails Hernandez with a combination. Cerrone backs Hernandez up while landing a kick to the midsection, the fighters clinch and exchange a few strikes. Hernandez and Cerrone clinch again while exchanging knee strikes, the fighters separate and Cerrone hits Hernandez with a counter left. Cerrone drops Hernandez with a head kick and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #13 (WW) Donald Cerrone def. #11 Alexander Hernandez by TKO via strikes (3:43, R2)

#12 Glover Teixeira vs. Karl Roberson

Round One: The round begins with Teixeira attempting to hit Roberson with a right, Roberson backs up Teixeira with a front kick. Teixeira gets Roberson against the cage wall, Roberson drops Teixeira with a plethora of elbow strikes and he pounces on him with more strikes on the ground. Roberson gains the full mount against Teixeira while landing more strikes, Teixeira scrambles to his feet and he scores a takedown on Roberson. Teixeira quickly gains the full mount and Teixeira starts attacking Roberson with some ground and pound, Teixeira goes for an arm triangle choke and Roberson prevents it from happening. Teixeira goes for the arm triangle choke again and a tap out follows.

Official Result: #12 Glover Teixeira def. Karl Roberson by submission via arm triangle choke (3:21, R1)

Paige VanZant vs. Rachael Ostovich

Round One: The round begins with VanZant taking a few swings at Ostovich, Ostovich grabs VanZant and gets her against the cage wall. Ostovich scores a takedown on VanZant and she gets the half guard, VanZant quickly traps Ostovich in her full guard. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Ostovich scoring another takedown on VanZant and she gets the half guard. Ostovich attacks VanZant with some ground and pound, VanZant rolls for a leg lock and Ostovich escapes to land a few more strikes. VanZant rolls for a heel hook and Ostovich escapes to get the fight standing again, Ostovich scores another takedown and rolls for an arm bar as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ostovich

Round Two: The round begins with VanZant attacking Ostovich with some leg kicks, VanZant comes forward and swings away at Ostovich. Ostovich backs up VanZant by throwing a few kicks of her own, Ostovich scores a takedown on VanZant and she gets the half guard. VanZant gets up and shakes Ostovich off of her to get back control on the ground, VanZant attacks Ostovich with ground and pound. VanZant catches Ostovich in an arm bar from out of nowhere and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Paige VanZant def. Rachael Ostovich by submission via arm bar (1:50, R2)

#2 Joseph Benavidez vs. #8 Dustin Ortiz

Round One: The round begins with the fighters quickly swinging away at each other, Ortiz eats a body kick before nailing Benavidez with a two punch combination. Ortiz stuns Benavidez with a high kick attempt and he gets him against the cage wall, Benavidez winds up dragging Ortiz to the ground and he briefly attempts a guillotine choke. The fighters separate and Ortiz briefly drops Benavidez with a front kick to the midsection, Benavidez scores a takedown on Ortiz and Ortiz scrambles to get the fight standing again. Benavidez spins Ortiz into the cage wall after eating a knee strike, Benavidez scores a takedown on Ortiz and Ortiz gets up a few moments later. The fighters separate and Benavidez drops Ortiz with a left hook, Benavidez gets top position on a downed Ortiz until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Benavidez

Round Two: The round begins with Ortiz attacking a kicking Benavidez with a combination, Benavidez goes for a takedown and Ortiz nails him with a knee strike. Benavidez starts attacking Ortiz with some leg kicks, Benavidez and Ortiz attack each other with combinations. Benavidez gets Ortiz against the cage wall after eating a kick to the midsection, Ortiz spins Benavidez into the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Ortiz scores a takedown on Benavidez and he gets back control, Benavidez scrambles at the right time and he gets back control on Ortiz. Ortiz scrambles to get the fight standing again, Ortiz looks for a takedown after eating a combination from Benavidez. Ortiz scores a takedown on Benavidez and he gets back control, Ortiz looks for a rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ortiz (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Ortiz nailing Benavidez with a side kick to the midsection, Benavidez scores a takedown on Ortiz and he gets the half guard. Ortiz sweeps Benavidez and he get top position, Benavidez scrambles and he regains top position against Ortiz. Benavidez transitions to back control against Ortiz, Ortiz finds a way to get to his feet and Benavidez drags him back to the ground. Ortiz scrambles to his feet again and he gets Benavidez against the cage wall, Benavidez drags Ortiz back to the ground again. Ortiz gets up and Benavidez gets him against the cage wall, Ortiz scores a takedown on Benavidez and he gets right back up a few moments later. Ortiz attacks Benavidez with a jumping head kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Benavidez (Final Score: 29-28 for Benavidez)

Official Result: #2 Joseph Benavidez def. #8 Dustin Ortiz by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#15 Gregor Gillespie vs. Yancy Medeiros

Round One: The round begins with Medeiros peppering Gillespie with a few jabs, Gillespie drags Medeiros to the ground and Medeiros gets back to his feet while eating a knee strike. Gillespie keeps Medeiros against the cage wall while landing knee strikes, Gillespie drags Medeiros back to the ground and Medeiros gets back against the cage wall. Medeiros gets back to his feet and Gillespie holds him against the cage wall, Gillespie gets on the back of a standing Medeiros. Gillespie drags Medeiros back to the ground and Medeiros gets up after a scramble, Gillespie holds Medeiros against the cage wall while landing more knee strikes. Gillespie holds Medeiros against the cage wall until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gillespie

Round Two: The round begins with Medeiros popping Gillespie with a combination, Gillespie comes forward while swinging away at Medeiros. Gillespie grabs Medeiros and he gets him against the cage wall, Gillespie scores a takedown onMedeiros and he gets back control. Medeiros gets up and Gillespie gets him against the cage wall before dragging him back to the ground, Gillespie advances to the full mount against Medeiros. Gillespie attacks Medeiros with ground and pound, Medeiros scrambles to his feet and Gillespie gets him against the cage wall. Gillespie drags Medeiros back to the ground while gaining back control, Gillespie attacks Medeiros with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #15 Gregor Gillespie def. Yancy Medeiros by TKO via strikes (4:59, R2)

Greg Hardy vs. Allen Crowder

Round One: The round begins with Hardy instantly attacking Crowder with a huge punching combination, Hardy gets Crowder against the cage wall while swinging away at him. Crowder spins Hardy and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Hardy attacks Crowder with some leg kicks. Crowder scores a takedown on hardy and he gets the open guard, Hardy tries getting up and Crowder drags him back to the ground. Crowder gains side control against Hardy, Crowder gets Hardy in the crucifix position while landing strikes. Hardy scrambles to his feet and Crowder controls his head, Crowder goes for a guillotine choke and Hardy escapes to get top position on the ground. Hardy attacks Crowder with some ground and pound, Crowder gets up and Hardy lands a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Crowder

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Hardy attempts a front kick against Crowder. Hardy attacks Crowder with a superman punch, Hardy charges forward and he attacks Crowder with a punching combination. Crowder looks for the counter strike against a swinging Hardy, Crowder charges at Hardy while attacking him with a combination. Crowder hunts for the takedown and Hardy stuffs it, Hardy nails Crowder with an illegal knee strike and the fight is halted. The fight is waved off as Crowder is unable to continue.

Official Result: Allen Crowder def. Greg Hardy by DQ via illegal knee strike (2:28, R2)

UFC Flyweight Championship
Henry Cejudo (c) vs. TJ Dillashaw (UFC Bantamweight Champion)

Round One: The round begins with Cejudo kicking Dillashaw in the midsection, Cejudo attempts a head kick after the fighters exchange leg kicks. Cejudo drops Dillashaw with a right and he pounces on him with a plethora of strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Henry Cejudo def. TJ Dillashaw by TKO via strikes (0:32, R1) to retain the title

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